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    Counter UAS

    A couple of months ago (just as the Soviets Russians were beginning to bog down) I did an interview reaching back to 2007 where an artillery observer working with a combat team in complex terrain in Pashmul that was ambushed by roughly a platoon sized force used a TUAV to identify and track the...
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    A "The Queen's" Battery

    A Battery, 1 RCHA, the oldest serving element of the Regular Force Army has been granted the the honorific title "The Queen's" by Her Majesty. Ubique. 🍻
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    Preserving Army Fleets

    Makes one chuckle a bit about Canada's fetish in avoiding mixed fleets because of their maintenance complexity. Here we have a nation using equipment and weapons, in the middle of a war, coming from numerous countries of both the NATO and Warsaw Pact and from numerous decades going back to...
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    US 2022 National Defense Strategy

    The Pentagon has sent a classified version of its 2022 National Defense Strategy to Congress. A non classified version should be available in a few weeks. I the interim there is a short fact sheet available on it. The last NDS was issued in 2018 by Mattis. 🍻
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    Army Transformation Research

    As some of you know I'm part of a team writing a history of the Artillery during Afghanistan. As part of my part of the project I am writing about Army and Artillery Transformation during the period 2000 to the present. I have a fairly large pool of documents available however there are a...
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    Ronnie Spector, lead singer of the Ronettes dies at 78

    Ronnie Spector, former wife of Phil Spector and lead singer of the Ronettes died today. The Wall of Sound at its best. My generation is dying out. :cry: 🍻
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    Combat Camera Photos of Afghanistan

    I was looking for some stock photos on the public facing Combat Camera (or the friendlier "Image Gallery") and can't seem to find any reference to any of our Op Athena etc ops and photos. Am I just imagining things or have these disappeared? If not, does anyone have a link? 🍻
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    EU Military Mobility Project

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    Happy Saint Barbara's Day 2021

    Happy Saint Barbara's Day to all my fellow gunners and those that make things go boom in the night. 🍻
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    Civilianizing the Military Justice System: Throwing out the baby with the bathwater or not?

    This latest article by Murray Brewster on the CBC website is once again floating the idea of civilianizing military prosecutors and defence counsel.Liberals to study plan to move military prosecutors and defence lawyers to civilian justice system Back in the post Somalia days I was part of a...
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    Artillery in Afghanistan - Observations from the Front

    As many of you already know, Old Sweat, Petard and I have been commissioned to write a book about the Canadian Artillery's experience in Afghanistan. We are slowly working our way through the different rotos but are already seeing some general trends. We're looking for some insight from any and...
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    Netflix - The Forgotten Battle - The Scheld - Oct 15, 2021

    Netflix is putting out a Dutch movie which takes place during the Battle of the Scheldt (Walcheren) in 1944. Trailer here: The Forgotten Battle Trailer. 🍻
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    RAND Study: Combating Foreign Disinformation on Social Media

    The USAF had engaged RAND to study the issue of Foreign social media disinformation campaigns. RAND's study and conclussions can be found here: 🍻
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    Legal Branch 100

    The Queen presented the Legal Branch with a Royal Banner today to celebrate the branch's 100 years. 🍻
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    Responsibility for Israel AO to transfer from EUCOM to CENTCOM

    Interesting article about Comd CENTCOM flying to Israel which indicates an upcoming transfer of AO responsibility of Israel. That shows a clearer shift of focus for each of CENTCOM and EUCOM than the recent direction to pull out of Afghanistan. 🍻
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    Canada and the new US Army Multi-Domain Transformation 2021

    The Chief of the US Army has published a new paper on how the US Army will meet the challenges of the future through a Multi-domain Transformation program both during competition and during conflict. How will this effect Canada? How should Canada respond? 🍻
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    Advancing With Purpose 4th Edn Dec 2020

    I've just received a copy of the above and have now read the thing in detail and I'm actually quite pleased with many "fine print" issues raised within it. It appears that the target level for readiness and the MRP are changing so that a brigade will be the level to train towards (including as...
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